Contemporary Crafts Courses in London

Do you enjoy making things? Choose from a number of our contemporary craft courses in London such as calligraphy courses, basketry, bookbinding, jewellery making courses and ceramics and pottery courses that will allow you to explore your artistic creativity using a variety of different materials. 

Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. Beginners' book arts

    Beginners' book arts

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to explore the three-dimensional and sculptural qualities of handmade books using layered forms, star books and other theatrical book forms. You will be able to develop your ideas and skills in the making of unique handmade books.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  2. Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Designing textiles using Photoshop I

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create patterns and designs for textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artist's or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    City Lit bookbinding: intermediate and higher

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity for experienced students to work on individual projects such as fine binding, box-making, book conservation or alternative book structures. Complete all those unfinished pieces or create something new. Not suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  4. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You will get advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  6. Develop your jewellery design and making

    Develop your jewellery design and making

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy honing your jewellery making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate to advanced jewellery maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  7. Book arts drop-in

    Book arts drop-in

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one-day, tutor supported book arts workshop. This short course is ideal for students who would like some technical or conceptual advice and the space to work on a personal project. Students will work independently with one to one support.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and higher

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  9. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery: design lab to develop your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top quality pieces to your own jewellery designs.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  10. Ceramics diploma workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For ceramics diploma students only.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  11. Rush basketry

    Rush basketry

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using traditional techniques you will make a variety of baskets with this native plant. There will be the opportunity to try experimental work with rush and other materials. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  12. Mosaics introductory

    Mosaics introductory

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your creative skills in this classic art form, adhering your materials to a temporary surface before applying the completed section to a flat base or casting it into concrete. Please bring ideas, basic materials provided. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  14. Beginners' jewellery II

    Beginners' jewellery II

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a bezel setting for a cabochon stone and a tube setting for a round faceted stone. This course is suitable for those who have done an introductory course as well as for complete beginners or those who would like to have a refresher of all the basic metal jewellery working skills.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  15. Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Book conservation and repair: leather-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn paper repair including toning, lining and infilling, and the repair and conservation of tight and hollow-backed full, half or quarter leather-bindings. Ideal if you have some bookbinding experience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

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